Ryan Maguire’s Bar and Restaurant, located in the heart of the Financial District of New York City, first opened in 1995. Its Irish owners Mena and Tommy Maguire were no strangers to the area having previously opened ‘Ryan’s Sports Bar’ just around the corner on Gold Street in 1992. After Ryan’s Sports Bar had established itself in the neighborhood and had become a popular place for people to meet, Mena and Tommy decided to open a second bar in the area. On St. Patrick’s Day 1995, Ryan Maguire’s Bar and Restaurant opened on 28 Cliff Street. Ryan’s Sports Bar was a much loved destination for both the residents and visitors to the area. Sadly the Sports Bar was eventually closed after the area was turned into residential apartments. Fortunately for the faithful clientele, just around the corner was Ryan Maguire’s bar and Restaurant, where they continued to enjoy fine food, drinks and friendly service.
In the early morning of February 24th 2010, Mena and Tommy Maguire received the shocking news that their bar had been destroyed by a fire. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the blaze. However, the fire had destroyed the entire Bar and Restaurant. In the days and weeks following the fire the family received hundreds of letters and messages of support from the customers and friends they had served for so long. Despite being devastated by their loss the Maguires vowed to move forward and reopen as soon as possible.
In March 2011 Ryan Maguire’s Bar and Restaurant opened up its doors to the city once again, thanks to the support of all their much loved and loyal customers. A year’s worth of planning has brought back a bar filled with the welcoming atmosphere which made it so popular in the first place.
Mena and Tommy Maguire are delighted to be back in business and are excited to see all the familiar faces and to welcome all the new ones.